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No Heil Hitler!

Paul Cieslar

No Heil Hitler!

Paul Cieslar

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September 1, 1939: "The stillness of the morning was suddenly shattered when three German fighter planes appeared from behind the mountain of Kubalonka. They were in strict formation, one slightly in front of the other, as if taking part in a demonstration, barely above ground level. I could see the grey fuselage, the pilots in the cockpits and the ominous black crosses on the wings. The noise alone felt like it would shake all my teeth out. I saw the flicker of flames as the first plane fired its guns, and heard the trees above my head splintering as the stream of bullets hit them. Branches toppled down, cattle panicked. Leaves and twigs sprayed across the field. The ricocheting bullets whined around the valley." War had come to Poland and 10-year-old Paul's life had suddenly changed. Forced to abandon any outward allegiance to their Polish heritage and Seventh-day Adventist faith, Paul's family were determined to keep obedience to God foremost.

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September 1, 1939: "The stillness of the morning was suddenly shattered when three German fighter planes appeared from behind the mountain of Kubalonka. They were in strict formation, one slightly in front of the other, as if taking part in a demonstration, barely above ground level. I could see the grey fuselage, the pilots in the cockpits and the ominous black crosses on the wings. The noise alone felt like it would shake all my teeth out. I saw the flicker of flames as the first plane fired its guns, and heard the trees above my head splintering as the stream of bullets hit them. Branches toppled down, cattle panicked. Leaves and twigs sprayed across the field. The ricocheting bullets whined around the valley." War had come to Poland and 10-year-old Paul's life had suddenly changed. Forced to abandon any outward allegiance to their Polish heritage and Seventh-day Adventist faith, Paul's family were determined to keep obedience to God foremost.
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Saying "No!" to Hitler
5 stars By David Bennett, Jun 01 2015
Living in Nazi-occupied Poland was not easy, especially if you refused to say "Heil Hitler" (most of the time). This is the remarkable, but harrowing story of Paul Cieslar's life as a child of an Adventist family living under that regime in Poland. It is a well written account, gripping, challenging and disturbing. Make sure you read it.
 
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5 stars By Lynne Stringer, May 07 2015
No Heil Hitler! is a fabulous autobiography. Author Paul Cieslar tells of his experiences in Poland from the time the Nazis invaded until its liberation, and then of his experiences in Communist Poland.
Paul and his family, who were Adventists, were targeted often because they worshipped God on a Saturday. This similarity to the Jewish people was noted by the Nazis and it made life difficult for them and other Adventists. Paul does not sugarcoat his story. The brutality of the Nazis is laid bare for all to see. People are taken away, shot, murdered, tortured. Lives are ruined, families torn apart. It is confronting and often unpleasant reading but gripping and compelling, especially as he and his family rely on God's grace in the midst of appalling evil.
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  • Catalogue Code 418119
  • Product Code 9781925044102
  • ISBN 1925044106
  • EAN 9781925044102
  • Pages 288
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Signs Publishing Company
  • Publication Date Jan 2015
  • Sales Rank #91519
  • Weight 0.430kg

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